Shudh Desi Raps: Narendra Modi Vs Barack Obama Rap Battle
Written By – Salil Jamdar
Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati:Â [nÉ™reËndÌªrÉ™ dÌªÉ‘ËmoËdÌªÉ™rÉ™dÌªÉ‘Ës moËdÌªiË]Â ( listen), born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and currentPrime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first for any political party in India since 1984.
As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi’s economic policies were praised, while his administration was also criticized for failing to significantly improve the human development in the state, and for failing to prevent the 2002 Gujarat riots. A Hindu nationalistand member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Modi remains a controversial figure domestically and internationally. He is the second most followed politician on social media after U.S. President Barack Obama
Modi was named Best Chief Minister in a 2007 nationwide survey by India Today. In March 2012 he appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time, one of the few Indian politicians to have done so, and made the 2014 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Forbes Magazine ranked him the 15th-most-powerful person in the world in 2014 and the 9th-most-powerful person in the world in 2015. In 2015, Modi was one of Time‘s “30 most influential people on the internet” as the second-most-followed politician on Twitter and Facebook.
In 2015, Modi was ranked fifth on Fortune magazine’s second annual list of ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’, which showed numerous changes from its first publication in 2014 because of its requirement that people who had been previously named had to “requalify with new achievements in the past 12 months”. He received an overall approval rating of 87% at the end of his first year in office, with 68% of people rating him “very favorably” and 93% approving of his government. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked 8th in the TIME magazine”™s Person of the Year 
Barack Hussein Obama II (US i/bÉ™ËˆrÉ‘Ëk huËËˆseÉªn oÊŠËˆbÉ‘ËmÉ™/; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician serving as the 44thPresident of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate ofColumbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, and ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 against incumbentBobby Rush.
In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his inauguration, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
During his first two years in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the Great Recession in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his first term included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare”; the Dodd”“Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, increased U.S. troop levels inAfghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya in opposition toMuammar Gaddafi, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. In January 2011, the Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives as the Democratic Party lost a total of 63 seats; and, after a lengthy debate over federal spending and whether or not to raise the nation’s debt limit, Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Obama was reelected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013. During his second term, Obama has promoted domestic policies related to gun control in response to theSandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and has called for greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans, while his administration has filed briefs which urged the Supreme Court to strike down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and state level same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional. In foreign policy, Obama ordered U.S. military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by the Islamic State after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, andnormalized U.S. relations with Cuba.